In New Mexico, you can get a DUI for driving with a BAC of .08% or more or while actually intoxicated by alcohol or high on drugs. Learn about the penalties you'll face if convicted of a first, second, or third offense.
A first-offense DUI (driving under the influence) conviction in New Mexico generally results in a fine, driver’s license suspension, and community service. A number of factors can affect sentencing, but this article addresses the possible penalties for a first DUI in New Mexico.
When conducting DUI investigations, officers often request that the driver take a breath or blood test to determine blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or the amount of drugs in the driver’s system. The results are frequently used by prosecutors to prove a DUI in court. But happens if you refuse testing?
In New Mexico, it’s illegal to drink alcohol or possess open containers of alcohol in a motor vehicle, subject to some exceptions. Read about the specifics, including the penalties for an open container ticket.